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Fashion designer Gareth Pugh poses for a photograph in front of his creations, exhibited ahead of his London Fashion Week show in London, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

End of the runway? Fashion world mulls post-COVID future

Sep. 18, 2020 8:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It’s the September fashion week season, and in any other year London would be abuzz with fashionistas zipping across town in Mercedes Benzes, hobnobbing with celebrities at glittering catwalk shows before sipping champagne at late-night parties. This is no typical year, though, and...

The Christian Siriano collection is modeled at Christian's home as part of New York Fashion Week, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Westport, Conn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

Sep. 17, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard Thursday for a cozy fashion show complete with picnic baskets for his small in-person crowd, masks on the faces of his models and a dip in his pool for pregnant muse Coco Rocha....

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Biden vows to 'restore dignity for everyone'

Sep. 14, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is promising to “restore dignity for everyone, especially the poor” if he defeats President Donald Trump in November. Biden made his pledge Monday to an online...

This image released by Etsy shows Tan France during a portrait session on Aug. 24, 2020 in Los Angeles for his Etsy collection, launching Monday, Sept. 14. ( Jack Strutz /Etsy via AP)

Homebound doesn't mean idle for 'Queer Eye' star Tan France

Sep. 14, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tan France’s first day back at work after quarantine was a photoshoot. No one came near him. He was shooting photos for a new Etsy gig and while the style expert on Netflix’s “Queer Eye" was pleased with the results, it was strange for him to be working hands off. ...

Report: Israeli strike kills 10 Iran-backed gunmen in Syria

Sep. 14, 2020 7:31 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A suspected Israeli airstrike on Iran-backed fighters in eastern Syria on Monday killed 10 fighters, including eight Iraqis, a Syrian opposition war monitor reported. Israel rarely comments on such reports, but is believed to have carried out scores of raids targeting Iran’s military...

Models walk the runway during the Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2021 fashion show at Spring Studios during New York Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Jason Wu puts on a fashion week show before a tiny audience

Sep. 13, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Wu did what few designers dare during New York Fashion Week: He put on a live show Sunday with a tiny audience present in the middle of a pandemic. Why? “I think the world needs beauty and optimism,” the designer told The Associated Press after his beach-themed show....

FILE - The Christian Siriano collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York on Feb. 6, 2020. With no celebs in the front row, no paparazzi chasing models down the streets, no stiletto-heeled crowds and no live shows at all, is there even a point to doing Fashion Week in 2020? Well, yes, say organizers: It’s about business. And jobs. And survival. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NY Fashion Week 2020: Pared down, and virtually all virtual

Sep. 11, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No celebs packing the front rows. No paparazzi chasing models down the streets. No stiletto-heeled crowds. No crowds at all, actually. Is there even a point to doing New York Fashion Week in 2020? Well, yes, say organizers: It’s about economic survival. “Ultimately fashion is...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 file photo, fashion designer Stella Jean talks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Rome. The Italian fashion council’s only Black designer has hailed as a ‘’breakthrough’’ the inclusion of a Black Lives Matters event to the official September show calendar and the formation of a working group aimed at ending racial discrimination in Italian fashion. Stella Jean, a Haitian-Italian designer based in Rome, has been pressuring the Italian National Fashion Chamber to promote cultural reform through concrete commitments toward greater racial diversity, spurred by top fashion house’s social media posts supporting Black Lives Matters. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Milan Fashion Week to include Black Lives Matter event

Sep. 10, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Italian fashion council’s only Black designer has hailed as a ‘’breakthrough’’ the inclusion of a Black Lives Matter event to the official September show calendar and the formation of a working group aimed at ending racial discrimination in Italian...

FILE- In this Oct. 28, 2014, file photo people shop at the Century 21 Department Store in Philadelphia. Century 21 Stores - a destination for bargain hunters looking for fat deals on designer dresses and shoes for nearly 60 years -  has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is winding down its business, including all multiple stores across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Bargain chain Century 21 to shut down after nearly 60 years

Sep. 10, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Century 21 Stores — a destination for bargain hunters looking for fat deals on designer dresses and shoes, cosmetics and housewares for nearly 60 years — has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is winding down its business, shutting all 13 stores across New York, New Jersey,...

FILE -- In this Jan. 17, 2020 file photo, designer Kim Jones accepts applause after the Dior Homme Mens Fall/Winter 2020-2021 fashion collection presented in Paris. Rome fashion house Fendi announced Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 that Kim Jones is taking over from the late Karl Lagerfeld as creative director of haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections. Jones will take on the Fendi duties while staying on as artistic director of Dior Homme. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Fendi taps Dior designer Kim Jones to succeed Karl Lagerfeld

Sep. 9, 2020 6:35 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Rome fashion house Fendi announced Wednesday that Kim Jones is succeeding the late Karl Lagerfeld as creative director of haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections for women. Jones will take on the Fendi duties while staying on as artistic director of Dior Homme, another house in the...